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Totnes Constituency Hustings

Listen again to the hustings event organised by the Dartington Hall Trust, which we broadcast live from the Great Hall on 25th May. Intelligent and probing questions were asked by local people - including several of our programme makers and friends here at Soundart.


In addition to the Conservative Dr Sarah Wollaston who has been the Totnes MP since 2009, Julian Brazil of the Liberal Democrats, Gerrie Messer of the Labour Party and Jacqi Hodgson of the Green Party took part. Steve Harvey of UKIP was invited but did not attend.

The hustings chair was Jonathan Cooper OBE, an international human rights lawyer who advises UK government departments, and who put the audience questions to the parliamentary candidates. A barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, London, Jonathan knows the Totnes Constituency well, having attended King Edward VI Community College and Dartington Hall School.